I would take stainless over anything coated - with anything. But that's just me.
The Weatherby is manufactured by Howa for Weatherby, to Weatherby's specifications. They also do this for Webley&Scott, and for Nosler.
What I hear is that the Weatherbys have better barrels than the Howas, they certainly come better finished if you get the Deluxe or Lasermark versions.
For a stainless rifle, I'd call Legacy Sports to see if they still have any stainless Howas in stock, or simply order a Weatherby Vanguard. My favorite Weatherby stainless model is the Accuguard, with the hand-laminated composite stock.
Some like the Cerekote. If you like it, both Howa and Weatherby sell coated versions.
Edited by charlesb (07/04/16 03:24 PM)
Kind regards, charlesb